BLOG: A Cold, Rainy, and Windy Sunday Ahead


As this storm moved in yesterday, a few areas started off with some flakes but very few areas saw the snow sticking to ground.  Any that did stick has since melted since we are above the freezing mark and all of it is falling as rain, in our region!

 We are looking at some steady and heavy downpours this morning before it starts to turn into lighter rain showers this afternoon. If you don’t need to head outside, today’s a great day to stay indoors! 

Here’s a look at the current radar. Just about every color is represented on this map! The farther NW you go, that’s where the rain changes over to snow. Through parts of Richmond, they’re seeing a wintry mix and the inch or so of snow they did see late last night has since melted. But through areas near Charlottesville, there’s some steady accumulating snow. If you’re going to be traveling today into that region, leave yourself plenty of time! 

From this system we’re not expecting tidal flooding but there could be some ponding on the roads, so be cautious. Overall, around an inch of rain can be expected. A very soggy day! 

The models are in good agreement that some of this rain will switch over to snow/ ice late tonight and early Monday morning. How far south this change over takes place will be something to keep your eyes on! There is a possibility of seeing some ice along the Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula, and Peninsula late tonight and early Monday. If this does happen, we could see problems for the early Monday morning commute. If you live in those areas keep this in mind! 

Otherwise the rest of the week, the weather will be rather quiet and right around average! 

-Meteorologist Casey Lehecka  

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